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  • [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility

    [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12pm EST Webinar Recording   More on the Indicators Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Presentation As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives   About the Webinar As cities seek to improve their transportation systems to make them more sustainable, equitable, and useful for people, it is critical that they first understand how their system performs.  To that ...
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  • ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson

    ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson
    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Thompson as our new chief executive officer. Ms. Thompson, who has been serving in the role of interim CEO since February, was selected by the ITDP board of directors after an extensive, international search. Her transition to permanent CEO is ongoing, and will be effective October ...
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  • Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

    Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years
    Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive ...
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  • ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit
    As world leaders gather for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report on the impact of transportation emissions on our climate future. According to the new study, more than USD$100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending could be saved, and ...
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  • A Manual for Addressing Road Safety in Latin American Cities

    A Manual for Addressing Road Safety in Latin American Cities
    The WHO estimates that every 24 seconds someone is killed on a road worldwide. A significant number of victims of vehicle and road accidents are concentrated in regions such as Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and South Asia, due in large part to issues of vehicle dependency, poor road design, infrastructure gaps, and a lack ...
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  • 2024 is a Historic Election Year and the Climate Crisis is on Everyone’s Ballot

    2024 is a Historic Election Year and the Climate Crisis is on Everyone's Ballot
    This is poised to be a world-changing year. For countries across the globe, 2024 will be a turning point in terms of politics, with people from at least 64 countries voting in major national elections. It is estimated that more voters than ever in history will head to the polls, making nearly half of the ...
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  • India Needs More Compact, Electrified Cities to Meet Climate Goals

    India Needs More Compact, Electrified Cities to Meet Climate Goals
    Cities worldwide have two strategies available to decarbonize their transport sectors, but neither alone will be sufficient to address the impacts of climate change. One approach is extensive vehicle electrification across all modes, and the other is creating compact cities that minimize excess travel while encouraging a shift to walking, cycling, and public transport. Both ...
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  • 2023 STA Winner Paris, France Presents a Bold Vision for its Historic Streets

    2023 STA Winner Paris, France Presents a Bold Vision for its Historic Streets
    Over the past few years, Paris’s mobility investments and policies have inspired cities worldwide and garnered significant recognition from the transport community. Soon, the whole world will turn its sights to the city as it prepares to host the 2024 Olympic Summer Games for the first time in nearly a century. The city has now ...
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  • Why This Is Our Year of the Bus

    Why This Is Our Year of the Bus
    In recent years, many cities have begun to invest more in improving the quality of public transport, including both physical and operational innovations. However, compared to other transport investments (highways, airports, etc.), public transport receives far less support and is often considered secondary or non-essential. Despite this, public transport is vital to the functioning of ...
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  • Dakar, Senegal’s Electric BRT Leads the Way for African Cities

    Dakar, Senegal's Electric BRT Leads the Way for African Cities
    The city of Dakar recently launched the anticipated 18.3km fully electric BRT system, a first in the Africa region. The e-BRT system is expected to carry 300,000 passengers a day and reduce travel journey time from 95 to 45 minutes. The system is set to operate a robust fleet of 144 articulated e-buses, spearheading a ...
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  • Why We Need E-Bikes As A Climate and Mobility Solution

    Why We Need E-Bikes As A Climate and Mobility Solution
    People in cities all around the world have been seeing a new phenomenon on their streets: electric bicycles, or e-bikes. Whether branded as part of a larger bikeshare program or a personal tool, the popularity of e-bikes was jump started over the past few years by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global e-bike ...
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  • In Indonesia, Women’s Inclusion in the Urban Planning Process is Essential

    In Indonesia, Women's Inclusion in the Urban Planning Process is Essential
    Direct community involvement in urban planning processes is stipulated in Indonesia’s National Development Planning System through Musrenbang, or a ‘Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Forum for Development Planning’. The Forum is organized to accommodate the needs and perspectives of various stakeholders affected by existing and potential national and regional urban development plans. This can range from issues of ...
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  • Why The Right To Repair Our Bicycles Is Essential

    Why The Right To Repair Our Bicycles Is Essential
    In most of the world, bicycles are a well-known artifact and are an essential aspect of people’s lives: they may have been one of their first toys, their sports apparatus and, if they are lucky, also their mode of transport. However, for many reasons, many bicycles are left behind in garages or landfills, forgotten once ...
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  • What Digitalization Means for Transport

    What Digitalization Means for Transport
    Digital technology is especially valuable for informal public transport, the unregulated or semi-regulated services that carry so much travel in many of the world’s regions. Digitalization will not solve problems by itself—it must be part of a coherent strategy supported by local expertise and political will. However, it is a catalyst for moving informal transport ...
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